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Company Spotlight: Chocomize

May 15, 2014

Chocomize started with the goal of providing unique chocolate that is inspired and created by you.  They are a socially conscious gourmet chocolate company that empowers consumers to feel good about the delicious indulgences they enjoy.

They provide chocolate with a choice that is handcrafted in New York City with fresh, high-quality ingredients and premium Fair Trade Belgian chocolate.  Being members of the 1% for the Planet initiative, Chocomize donates 1% of their revenue to their network of charities. Born online, they are a modern version of a chocolate company that offers a create-your-own option with over 600 million possibilities. They’re continuously seeking to offer an indulgent experience that doesn’t just taste good but helps you to do some good.

Leyda Hernandez, Director of Marketing Communications at Chocomize, shares the company’s history:

Chocomize was founded in 2009 by three recent grads from Columbia University.  The idea for custom chocolate bars began with a mistake involving some sweets and chocolate and a hot summer day, melting everything together to form the first Chocomize bar.

Realizing they had an opportunity on their hands, Fabian Kaempfer, Eric Heinbockel, and Nick LaCava created Chocomize in hopes of capitalizing on the trend of mass customization and fulfilling the need for customized chocolate that was not being fulfilled in the United States.  Chocomize became the first e-commerce in the United States to empower people to create their own chocolate bars with their favorite ingredients.

Chocomize now calls New York City home and has expanded to offer not only make your own chocolate bars in other shapes but other chocolate products like truffles, hot chocolate on a sticks, and seasonal favorites. Bulk orders are also available for chocolate corporate gifts like gourmet gift baskets and party favors for birthdays, weddings, and special events. Chocomize bars can now be found in various gift shops and stores around the country.

What’s it like to work with Chocomize?

Leyda: Interning with us means taking ownership of your projects, having a voice in our decisions and processes, and learning by doing rather than observing. We are in growth mode and consequently we are looking for fast-paced, energetic, hard-working and fun people who aren’t scared of taking on a lot of responsibility. This position offers an opportunity to learn about the different aspects of running a small business and one on one contact with our senior management team. Our company culture is collaborative, fun, and fast-paced, and we pride ourselves on creating valuable experiences for our interns in and out of the office, preparing them for a great start in their careers.

Are there any fun facts about Chocomize?

Leyda: On their first day, every new employee spends some time in our production room making some unique chocolate bars of their own to take home! Every intern we’ve had has been able to attend at least one conference here in New York City during their tenure here. Our offices actually smell like chocolate!

If you are interested in interning with Chocomize, click here, and check them out on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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